Dean Blevins, Oklahoma City Sports Director

Dean Blevins plays a pivotal role on the team. He has been the Sports Director at NEWS 9 in Oklahoma City since 2001 and has 28 years of broadcast experience in the state of Oklahoma. Dean is a two-time Emmy Award winner and has been voted the Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year seven times by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

Dean's success in athletics helps him bring personal experience to his sports coverage. After earning All-State honors in 1974 in football, basketball, and track, Dean was voted the "Oklahoma High School Athlete of the Year" by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. He also won the "Jim Thorpe Award" which went to the best athlete in Oklahoma. Dean was high school All-American in football and basketball and was named the 1974 Oklahoma High School basketball player of the year by the Tulsa Tribune.

As a quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, Dean played on national championship teams in 1974 and 1975 and on four Big 8 Championship teams from 1974 to 1977. Blevins also played basketball at OU and is the last person to have lettered in both football and basketball in the same season in over fifty years.

In 1975 Dean won the Jay Meyer Award, given to the top scholar athlete at OU and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1978. Voted one of America's 10 best- dressed men in sports, Dean has announced college football and basketball games for 25 years, including 14 years for CBS, ABC, and ESPN. Beginning in 1985, Dean has hosted coaches TV and radio shows for recognizable figures, including Barry Switzer, Jerry Jones, and Eddie Sutton. Dean is in his 11th year of hosting two weekly TV shows with OU Head Football Coach Bob Stoops.

Dean is actively involved in the community and has hosted charity golf tournaments, including the Dean Blevins Infant Crisis Center Golf Charity, the Dean Blevins Arthritis Classic, and the Dean Blevins Christmas Connection Classic. He is an avid golfer who carries a 3-handicap.

Dean anchors weekday sports airing on NEWS 9 in Oklahoma City and co-anchors the Statewide Oklahoma Sports Blitz every Sunday night. He has earned a top spot in the pro league of Oklahoma sports broadcasters. In addition to his television broadcasts, he is a co-host of the popular weekday drive-time radio show, "The Total Dominance Hour" on The Sports Animal in Oklahoma City.

Dean was named the Oklahoma Father of the Year in 2003 by the American Diabetes Association. Blevins and his wife Sarah reside in Edmond with their nine year-old son Carson. Stepsons Chris and Ross are recent graduates from OU.

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